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August 20, 2012

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August 20, 2012

arrowMark Pilarski: Double-down etiquette can be tricky

Double-down etiquette can be tricky
Mark Pilarski looks at how players should handle someone doubling down "for them" in blackjack.  read more
 

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L'Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge set to open Aug. 29

Pinnacle's new 74,000-square-foot casino is moored over the Mississippi river and will have will have nearly 1,500 slot machines, 50 table games, including a poker room, and a 12-story hotel with 205 rooms. The Las Vegas-based Pinnacle began building the casino, which is just five miles from the football stadium where the Louisiana State Tigers play, in May, 2010.  read more
L'Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge set to open Aug. 29
 

CASINO News

CASINO

MGM, Penn prepare for battle over sixth casino in Maryland

Maryland voters -- get ready for a mudslinging sequel as two casino giants battle over the future of gambling in the state.  read more

Spain eyes Sands' legal issues as project advances

Officials in Spain haven taken notice of the various investigations into the Las Vegas Sands and have asked Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson to address the issue.  read more

Graton Resort & Casino project secures financing

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria obtained $825 million to finance the development, which is being built by Station Casinos.  read more

Mississippi regulators approve Rotate Black casino

Rotate Black's new casino in Gulfport will feature over 100,000 square feet of gaming and entertainment space as well as a 205-room hotel.  read more

William Hill launches sports betting apps in Nevada

The apps for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms are an upgrade from the original ones produced by Leroy's Horse and Sports Place. William Hill bought Leroy's parent company in 2011.  read more

Station Casinos posts $7.5 million second quarter profit

The company continues to benefit from increasing casino visitation resulting from its marketing efforts, including its "I Love Locals" campaign.  read more

MGM Grand Detroit adds electronic roulette machine

The fully automated game features 10 stations, a real roulette wheel and a touch-screen interface.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Foxwoods reports $51 million in slot revenue

The casino says $589.4 million was wagered on slot machines in July. Both the revenue and handle figures represent double-digit (percentage) declines from last July.  read more

MGM Grand Detroit opens Jackpot Island

Jackpot Island is a themed area with nearly 300 slots that are "special bonusing" enabled and will award instant, random quick-hit jackpots.  read more

The Reel Life: Honesty is the best policy edition

The Reel Life's parents always told us that honesty is the best policy. And a Freeport, Florida man apparently agrees, even if it means implicating himself for possession of marijuana.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Big bad-beat jackpot hits at Caesars AC

A visitor from the state of Washington won $237,154 for his losing hand. A total of $787,320 in prize money was distributed when the jackpot triggered.  read more

London Poker Festival features eight main events

More than 1 million pounds in prize money is up for grabs during the September poker festival.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem generated $12.5 million of revenue from its 152 tables in July.
-- Lehigh Valley Business
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